Sweden, Gotland Church Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)

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Title in the Language of the Records

Sverige, Gotland, Kyrkoböcker Register

What is in the Collection?

The collection consists of church records from the county of Gotland. It contains the following types of records:

  • Clerical surveys
  • Registers of birth, marriage, and death
  • Indexes to births, marriages, and deaths
  • Move-in and move-out lists
  • Confirmations
  • Church accounts

The records are handwritten in narrative style. They cover the years 1582 to 1940; index 1655 to 1860.

These records are written in Swedish.

You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Sweden, Gotland Church Records, 1582-1940; index 1655-1860.

Collection Content

For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them see the following wiki articles:

How Do I Search the Collection?

To search the collection image by image
⇒Select "Browse through images" on the initial collection page
⇒Select the appropriate "Parish"
⇒Select the appropriate "Records"
⇒Select the appropriate "Volume and Year" which takes you to the images.

Help with the Language

These records are in Swedish so you will need to be able to understand written Swedish. For help with reading the records, please see the following wiki articles:

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Citing this Collection

Citing your sources makes it easy for others to find and evaluate the records you used. When you copy information from a record, list where you found that information. Here you can find citations already created for the entire collection and for each individual record or image.  

Collection Citation:

"Sweden, Gotland Church Records, 1582-1940; index 1655-1860." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing Landsarkivet i Visby.

Image citation:

The image citation is available by clicking on the Information tab at the bottom left of the screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for Sweden, Gotland Church Records, 1582-1940; index 1655-1860.